Genital Concerns

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Genital Concerns

Men come to The Y Factor because of a new concern in the genital area. This concern can be a visible lesion, mass, or pain. You are concerned and as male genital problems specialists, we often have the solutions.

How The Y Factor Can Help

Here at The Y Factor, we are the OB-GYNs for men! We have created a comfortable, open-discussion clinical environment that encourages you to talk to us regarding your most private concerns regarding your genital health. Furthermore, as urology specialists, we are trained on the problems that affect men in their pelvic area.

When concerns arise below the belt, most men don’t feel comfortable talking to their primary care doctor, who are often seen as general health practitioners above the waist.

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Symptoms of Genital Pain

Patients exhibit constant pain or discomfort in the following areas:

  • Groin.

  • Testicles.

  • Scrotum.

  • Penis.

  • Urethra.

  • Bladder.

  • Prostate.

Common Reasons for Genital pain:

  • Urethral strictures or scar tissue.

  • Nerve irritation.

  • Bacterial infection or nonbacterial prostatitis.

  • Genital duct obstruction.

  • Inflammation of the prostate.

  • Varicoceles (Varicose veins in the scrotal area).

  • Hydroceles (swelling caused by excess fluid in the sheath around a testicle).

  • Bladder cancer.

Genitilogy 101: Medical Manscaping – Your health below the belt!

Men, you should check yourselves for any abnormal lesions. Some of these lesions are removed with medication and some are removed with an in-office procedure. Some lesions can be passed to a partner and some lesions are precancerous. Schedule an appointment today at one of our locations in Houston, Richmond, Tomball, or Webster so we can check out that lesion. Common lesions are:

Skin Bridge

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(http://www.circumstitions.com/Restric/Images/Botched/brig30-str3.jpg)

Tight Frenulum

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(Gyftopoulos, K. (2012). The use of topical cream anesthetics in office procedures of the externa genitalia. Clinical Use of Local Anesthetics. 88-102. doi: 10.5772/32439. Retrieved from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/221922948#pf4)

Scarred Foreskin

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(Elston, D.M. (2017). Balanitis xerotica obliterans. Retrieved from: https://www.dermatologyadvisor.com/home/decision-support-in-medicine/dermatology/balanitis-xerotica-obliterans-lichen-sclerosus/)

HPV condyloma

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(Picture obtained from: Ti, Johnathan. (2019). Condyloma lata vs. condyloma acuminata. Retrieved from: https://www.dtapclinic.com/articles/stds-condyloma-lata-vs-condyloma-acuminata/)

Sebaceous cysts

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(Fernandez-Nieto, D. et al. (2019). A middle-aged man with indurated scrotal nodules. Australian Journal of General Practice, 48(7). doi: 10.31128/AJGP-12-18-4776. Retrieved from: https://www1.racgp.org.au/ajgp/2019/july/middle-aged-man-with-indurated-scrotal-nodules)

Balanitis

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(Rajput, K. (2020). Balanitis, zoon balanitis: natural home and ayurvedic treatment. Retrieved from: https://sidriinternational.in/balanitis-zoon-balanitis-causes-symptoms-stds-natural-home-ayurvedic-treatment-best-doctors-in-new-delhi-india/)

Cherry Angiomas

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(Crown Skin Surgery Clinic (n.d.). Laser treatment for cherry angioma and skin blood blister. Retrieved from: https://crowndermatology.com.au/how-to-get-rid-of-blood-blisters-on-face-body-genital-labia-scrotum/)

Molluscum

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(Med Bullets. (2021). Molluscum Contagiosum. Retrieved from: https://step2.medbullets.com/dermatology/120053/molluscum-contagiosum)

Skin Bridge

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(http://www.circumstitions.com/Restric/Images/Botched/brig30-str3.jpg)

Tight Frenulum

Sensitive Medical Images(Gyftopoulos, K. (2012). The use of topical cream anesthetics in office procedures of the externa genitalia. Clinical Use of Local Anesthetics. 88-102. doi: 10.5772/32439. Retrieved from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/221922948#pf4)

Scarred Foreskin

Sensitive Medical Images
(Elston, D.M. (2017). Balanitis xerotica obliterans. Retrieved from: https://www.dermatologyadvisor.com/home/decision-support-in-medicine/dermatology/balanitis-xerotica-obliterans-lichen-sclerosus/)

HPV condyloma

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(Picture obtained from: Ti, Johnathan. (2019). Condyloma lata vs. condyloma acuminata. Retrieved from: https://www.dtapclinic.com/articles/stds-condyloma-lata-vs-condyloma-acuminata/)

Sebaceous cysts

Sensitive Medical Images
(Fernandez-Nieto, D. et al. (2019). A middle-aged man with indurated scrotal nodules. Australian Journal of General Practice, 48(7). doi: 10.31128/AJGP-12-18-4776. Retrieved from: https://www1.racgp.org.au/ajgp/2019/july/middle-aged-man-with-indurated-scrotal-nodules)

Balanitis

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(Rajput, K. (2020). Balanitis, zoon balanitis: natural home and ayurvedic treatment. Retrieved from: https://sidriinternational.in/balanitis-zoon-balanitis-causes-symptoms-stds-natural-home-ayurvedic-treatment-best-doctors-in-new-delhi-india/)

Cherry Angiomas

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(Crown Skin Surgery Clinic (n.d.). Laser treatment for cherry angioma and skin blood blister. Retrieved from: https://crowndermatology.com.au/how-to-get-rid-of-blood-blisters-on-face-body-genital-labia-scrotum/)

Molluscum

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(Med Bullets. (2021). Molluscum Contagiosum. Retrieved from: https://step2.medbullets.com/dermatology/120053/molluscum-contagiosum)

Men, Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the leading cause of cervical cancer in women, but it’s something that we need to be on the lookout for as well. At The Y Factor, we’re focused on helping men learn about how HPV can put their partner at risk for cervical cancer. It’s never easy talking about lesions on your penis through a website, but if you have any kind of growth that looks like anything in the pictures above, you could have condyloma (genital warts). As men we mistakenly assume that the lesions on their penis are the following: normal, cut myself from shaving, keloid, mole, skin tag.

You might’ve gotten a skin cancer screening at your dermatologist, but chances are your doctor didn’t go below the belt. At The Y Factor we specialize in men’s urological wellness so we’ve seen everything below the belt. HPV virus infection then imbeds into the deeper skin layer where it can remain dormant for years. The HPV virus can control cell replication and cell death leading to unregulated cell growth. This unregulated cell growth presents as skin lesions often mistaken as moles or skin tags. This unregulated cell growth can lead to oral, cervical and anal cancer. This is the leading cause of these cancers in women! The Y Factor can:

  • Remove skin tags
  • Release penis skin bridges
  • Remove genital dark lesions/ angiomas
  • Circumcision for scarred foreskin (RHW)(ShangRing)
  • Incise scarred frenulum
  • Treat groin rashes
  • Treat scarred deviated penis (PSWL and injections)

If you think you have an HPV genital growth, schedule your consultation at one of our clinics across Houston, Tomball, Richmond, Webster, Missouri City and The Woodlands.

Genital Pains | Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we usually refer to it as prostate pain, bladder pain, groin pain, or testicular pain.

The providers at The Y Factor diagnose the source of the pelvic pain through careful understanding of your symptoms, a physical examination to elicit the pain, laboratory testing to identify abnormalities, and diagnostic studies (scope) to look for a potential cause.

Inflammation of the bladder wall and obstruction to urinary flow are the main causes.

Inflammation and infection of the prostate could cause pain.

A hernia, a varicocele, a granuloma or a nerve entrapment can cause groin pain.

Infection of the testicular ducts, twisting of the testicle, testicular cancer, or a duct cyst of the testicular tubes can all cause testicular pain.

We are very successful in eliminating bladder pain, prostate pain, and groin pain. Testicular pain can be more difficult to clear.

Initially most of our treatments are with oral medication to clear infection and reduce inflammation. Oral medications are also used to shrink the prostate and to relieve urination obstruction. Surgical treatment also has a role when medical care is not successful. Our goal is to determine the underlying cause of the pain and not merely to treat the symptoms.

Bladder cancer, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer rarely present first with pain. Bladder cancer presents as burning with urination. Prostate cancer almost never presents with pain. Testicular cancer can present with a dull ache continuously in the testicle.

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